Robins hosts Disability Awareness activities throughout October

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
Robins Air Force Base has a variety of events planned in October that let people get a better understanding of how people with disabilities adapt and overcome their challenges in a variety of ways.

October is National Disability Awareness Month.

Stewart Crow, Disability Program manager in Robins Air Force Base's Employee Relations Office, said the annual observance helps to spread awareness about disabilities and how individuals with disabilities are affected.

"National Disability Awareness Month allows for an opportunity to educate ourselves about disabilities," he said. "There are many different kinds of disabilities and each disability is unique to the individual. Having a basic understanding of disabilities, how people are affected and what accommodations exist for each kind of disability changes perceptions that most individuals without a disability may have."

Robins will host a variety of activities for people with disabilities. 

"We're all humans and capable of great things regardless of physical, psychological or intellectual disabilities that we may have," Crow said.  "Individuals with disabilities provide many attributes to any team and usually just need an accommodation in order to participate and contribute."

All base ID cardholders and individuals with disabilities who have base access can participate in the month's events.

For more information, contact Stewart Crow at 478-222-3462, or e-mail

Schedule of events:

Robins AFB Disability Program Logo Contest - Open now through - Oct. 23 to all Robins employees. Email with guidance sent out via workflows. POC is Stewart Crow at 478-222-3462.

Inclusive Recreation Work Outs: education and demonstration of different workouts for various disabilities - Today and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to anyone with a disability desiring to learn workout techniques. POC is Patrick Stone at 478-222-7684.

Bowling Clinic for Individuals with a Disability - Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Robins Bowling Center. Open to anyone with a disability interested in learning to bowl. POC  Dan Bueno at 478- 926-2112.

Wheelchair Basketball Clinic: Clinic to learn the game of Wheelchair Basketball - Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Open to anyone with a disability wanting to learn Wheelchair Basketball. POC is John Enterman at 478-222-7685.

Editor's note: Civilian employees on an approved Request for Approval of Excused Absence for Physical Fitness Activities may use fitness leave for the activities at the Fitness Center. Civilian employees may be excused for one hour or less, portal to portal, to attend scheduled services conducted on base when not held in conjunction with lunch. Civilian employees may be excused to attend only one event not held in conjunction with lunch.